State Inspector General, Office of; powers and duties. (HB571)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the State Inspector General; powers and duties; records exempt under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Clarifies that the powers and duties of the State Inspector General to conduct performance reviews of state agencies also include assessing the effectiveness, efficiency, or economy of state programs. The bill gives the State Inspector General the discretion to refer certain complaints to the internal audit department of public institutions of higher education. The bill also exempts from the mandatory disclosure provisions of FOIA investigative notes, correspondence and information furnished in confidence, and records otherwise exempted by law that are provided to or produced by or for internal auditors appointed by (i) state agency heads or (ii) the board of visitors of public institutions of higher education. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101803D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB571)
01/16/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Reconsidered by GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB571)
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in General Laws